Coming into Missouri State University as an openly-gay first-generation college student from a low income household, I wasn’t sure how I would be accepted on campus by my peers, professors, resident assistant, and even my roommate. I was lucky enough to have been awarded the Inclusive Excellence Leadership scholarship before I came to Missouri State. This scholarship gave me … [Read more...] about A Talk with Michael – Multicultural Resource Center
In 1986 both Congress and President Ronald Reagan proclaimed a week in November as “American Indian Week” and in 1990 Congress and President George H.W. Bush proclaimed the entire month of November be proclaimed “National American Indian Heritage Month” and every U.S. President since has made the same declaration. According to the Library of Congress, “National American Indian … [Read more...] about Consider this…National American Indian Heritage Month
A vote is a voice. And every voice should be an informed one. At Missouri State University, we encourage our students to impact their communities by voting. Our nonpartisan initiative, Paws to the Polls, offers several resources for students to research candidates and issues, as well as learn how to cast their vote. Paws to the Polls has noted some important information … [Read more...] about Paws to the Polls – A Vote is a Voice
Dr. Rabekah Stewart, Assistant Vice President, Division of Student Affairs, Multicultural Services is excited to announce plans for a special trip to bring our learning to life in Europe this May 2021. Our world has never been smaller, and traveling is crucial to your education. Our itinerary will be a mix of cultural, hands-on, and educational activities, and yes, I promise a … [Read more...] about Study Away–Belgium & The Netherlands! Register now!
With Halloween coming up I wanted to take some time to talk about the campaign “My Culture is not a Costume”. This campaign starts the conversation surrounding Halloween costumes, and what is cultural appreciation versus appropriation. A good rule of thumb is if it is pulling from stereotypes of a group or identity just don’t do it. Each culture has a rich history, and have … [Read more...] about Consider this…My Culture is not a Costume